November 5, 2014

Election Recap: Victory in 3 of 4 Key Battlegrounds Fuels Marijuana Industry’s Momentum

By John Schroyer The 2014 election proved to be an encouraging one for the marijuana industry at large, setting the stage for hundreds of millions of additional dollars in cannabis [click to continue...]

November 4, 2014

Election Day Coverage: Updates on Ballot Measures in AK, FL, OR and DC

Marijuana Business Daily provided live updates on marijuana ballot measures on Election Day. Here’s the archived feed (note: all updates in Eastern time): 2:45 am: Our last update of the [click to continue...]

November 3, 2014

Election Preview: Marijuana Legalization Measures in Alaska, Florida, Oregon & Washington DC

By John Schroyer On Tuesday, voters in several states will decide the fate of marijuana legalization measures that could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenues for the [click to continue...]

October 31, 2014

Week in Review: More MJ Raids + MD Reconsiders Huge Fees & Edibles Lawsuits on Horizon?

By Marijuana Business Media staff Raids creep back into the headlines, Maryland indicates it will rework proposed MMJ fees and a lawyer warns of new legal challenges for edibles companies. [click to continue...]

October 29, 2014

A Business Icon’s Thoughts on the Marijuana Industry: Q&A With Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder

By Chris Walsh Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield developed one of the most iconic consumer brands in the country by using high-end ingredients, unique packaging and creative flavors with memorable [click to continue...]

October 27, 2014

Head Shops Thriving in Many Marijuana Markets, Despite Competition From Cannabis Retailers

By John Schroyer Head shops once served as the primary – and in many cases only – distributors of pipes, rolling papers and other types of cannabis paraphernalia. But the [click to continue...]

October 24, 2014

Week in Review: Irony in Seattle + Blow to Cannabis Businesses & Edibles Drama

By Marijuana Business Daily staff Seattle tells medical marijuana businesses to do the impossible, 1,000-plus marijuana retailers lose their ATM accounts and Colorado continues to grapple with edibles. Here’s a [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

100s of Marijuana Stores, Dispensaries Cut Off From Cashless ATM Accounts

By John Schroyer and Chris Walsh Hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational shops across the country abruptly lost their cashless ATM accounts on Wednesday with no explanation, according to [click to continue...]

October 22, 2014

Making Sense of the Wildly Disparate MMJ Polling Data in Florida

By John Schroyer What the heck is going on in Florida? That’s the question many cannabis entrepreneurs are asking after the release of several new polls showing vastly different support [click to continue...]

October 20, 2014

Guest Column: Cultivation Conundrum – Expanding Grow Facilities Sustainably and Cost-Effectively

By Noel Remigio How do you design and build a marijuana grow facility to meet the legal and practical demands of the market today, while looking ahead to future business [click to continue...]

October 17, 2014

Week in Review: Cutting the Cord on Dispensaries + Challenges for Bank Plan & Expertise From Israel

By Marijuana Business Media staff A California city comes up with a novel way to shut down illegal dispensaries, a company explores how to open a cannabis-specific bank and a [click to continue...]

October 15, 2014

Worst-Case Scenario: How to Prepare for – and Weather – Financial Hardships

By John Schroyer Contrary to popular belief, not every business is thriving in the Green Rush. Some cannabis companies are teetering on the edge of insolvency – whether it’s from [click to continue...]

MBank Nixes Services for Colorado MJ Companies

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Well that was quick. MBank, the Oregon-based financial institution that recently announced it would begin [click to continue...]

Florida Republican Files Proposal to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Entrepreneurs continuing the fight for medical marijuana in Florida have found an ally in Republican [click to continue...]

California Tribe Inks MMJ Deal

It’s official: Native Americans are getting into the marijuana industry. The Pinoleville Pomo Nation announced [click to continue...]

Former Illinois Gov’s List of License Finalists Revealed

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Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who left office earlier this month without granting medical marijuana [click to continue...]

1,600+ Applicants for 10 Rec Licenses in Colorado County

How popular is the marijuana business in Colorado? Here’s one indication: A single county that [click to continue...]

Report: Cannabis Sales Rise 74% in 2014

Medical and recreational marijuana sales jumped 74% last year to hit $2.7 billion compared with [click to continue...]

Social Media, App Sites Take Hard Line Against Cannabis Businesses

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Fearing legal repercussions if their users break the law, Instagram and Apple’s App Store are [click to continue...]

MMJ Bill Introduced in Nebraska, Despite Interstate Cannabis Lawsuit

How’s this for irony: A lawmaker has introduced a bill to legalize medical cannabis in [click to continue...]

3rd Annual Marijuana Business & Investor Survey Underway

Marijuana Business Media has launched its annual survey of cannabis professionals to gather key financial, [click to continue...]

WA Lawmakers Weigh Rec Tax Change

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Washington State recreational marijuana shops have been struggling underneath a heavy tax burden, but state [click to continue...]

Union: New Jersey Dispensary Engaging in Unfair Labor Practices

A New Jersey union has filed a grievance alleging unfair labor practices against a dispensary [click to continue...]

Medical Marijuana Inc. Acquiring Startup Valued at Up to $243M

Medical Marijuana Inc. announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kannaway, a [click to continue...]

MMJ On the Way in Jamaica?

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First, the estate of legendary Jamaican musician Bob Marley moved into the cannabis industry. Now, [click to continue...]

MBank Begins Serving Colorado Marijuana Companies

MBank, an Oregon-based financial institution, has started taking deposits from marijuana companies in Colorado. The [click to continue...]